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Executive Secretary on Convention of Migratory Species UN, Germany

Country: Germany
City: Bonn
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Position: Executive Secretary of Convention of Migratory Species under the United Nations Environment Programme

Key Responsibilities

The Executive Secretary will do all secretarial duties and operations according to the post requirements and organizational context. In overall, s/he will look after the programmatic, budgetary, financial and human resources matters of the team and project.

In particular, the Executive Secretary will perform the following tasks in the priority basis

  • Initiating and supervising work required to achieve specific results. Similarly, entering into cooperative arrangements with other entities, including intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations to implement decisions and to facilitate the implementation of the Convention.
  • Conceptualizing, prioritizing, planning and overseeing the work required from the Secretariat to prepare policy decisions to achieve Convention objectives;
  • Developing for each meeting of the COP and the StC strategic objectives for the implementation and further development of the Convention and related Agreements.
  • Preparation of meetings of the COP, the StC, ScC and Working Groups or Committees established under the Convention, in particular, meetings planned or scheduled for 2019 for the preparation of the next CoP, and of negotiating conferences for Agreements under the Convention, and of technical workshops.
  • Representing the CMS Secretariat at various relevant fora and intergovernmental meetings, conferences, and UN processes, as may be necessary.
  • Effectively managing the Secretariat’s human and financial resources as approved by the Secretariat’s governing bodies.
  • Liaising with non-Parties to encourage them to become Parties to the Convention and relevant Agreements under the Convention. Also, organizing meetings with high-ranking representatives of non-Party countries to encourage them to take action towards membership of the Convention and related Agreements.
  • Formulating policies and procedures for the proper management of the CMS Secretariat.

Minimum requirements

  • Advanced university degree in law, political sciences, natural/environmental sciences, economics, public administration, environmental management or related field. However, candidates with a bachelors degree with two years of additional work experience in a related field can also apply.
  • In addition to that, at least fifteen years of work experience in the field of environment and sustainable development. Similarly, experience in strategy setting and implementation, international negotiations as well as programme and project planning and analysis.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in the English language (both oral as well as written). Additionally, knowledge of any other UN official language such as French or Spanish will be an asset.




Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline24 July,2019
Company NameUnited Nations Environment Programme



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